1 killed, 1 injured in crash between motorcycle and vehicle in Winchester; victim identified

UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m. 

Authorities believe that a 35-year-old Temecula man was killed Sunday evening when he went through a red light and was struck by a van that went through the intersection on a green one.

Jacob Prichard, 35, of Temecula died from his injuries near the scene, the intersection of Winchester and Scott roads, according to Riverside County coroner and California Highway Patrol releases.

The CHP says Prichard was traveling north on Winchester Road in his 2000 Harley Davidson between 55 and 60 mph when he failed to stop for a red light at Scott Road.

The driver of a 2015 Ford Transit 350 van, a 56-year-old Menifee woman, went west on a green traffic signal and struck the motorcycle, officials say.

Both vehicles traveled in a northwesterly direction and into a dirt area. The van ultimately went into a barbed wire fence.

Despite efforts by bystanders to try to help Prichard, he died from his injuries at the scene, according to the CHP.

They say the Menifee woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Original story: 

One person was killed and another suffered minor injuries in a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle, fire officials said.

The Riverside County Coroner’s office identified the deceased as Jacob Prichard, 35, of Temecula.

The incident was reported about 5:43 p.m. in the area of Scott and Winchester roads in Winchester, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release.

It was unclear Saturday evening how the crash happened.

The California Highway Patrol Temecula office is investigating.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information becomes available. 

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